As modern technologies transform our lives, how should old legal and ethical norms be adapted? Can regulatory frameworks safeguard our privacy and societies in an age of data collection, surveillance and disinformation? And what do the contradictions underlying the unprecedented surge in acts of hacking of the last decade mean for politics and the rule of law? Pedestrian.TV’s Matt Hopkins examines the issues with UNSW Scientia Fellow and Hacker States author Adam Fish and Sydney Morning Herald reporter and Net Privacy author Sacha Molitorisz.

Sacha Molitorisz (Australian)

Sacha Molitorisz

Sacha Molitorisz is the author of Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance. At the Centre for Media Transition at UTS, Sacha researches and teaches topics spanning ethics, media and law, and has co-authored reports on trust, privacy and digital platforms. In 2017, he completed his PhD, Privacy in Panopticon 2.0. Previously, he worked as a features writer at The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a regular contributor to The Conversation.

Adam Fish (Australian)

Adam Fish

Adam Fish is an Associate Professor and Scientia Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Arts and Media, at the University of New South Wales. He is a cultural anthropologist, documentary video producer, and interdisciplinary scholar who works across social science, computer engineering, environmental science, and the visual arts. Dr. Fish employs ethnographic, participatory, and creative methods to examine the social, political, and ecological influences of new technologies.

Matt Hopkins (Australian)

Matt Hopkins

Matt Hopkins joined Pedestrian.TV in 2016 as the publication's very first Tech Editor. Following Pedestrian.TV's merge with Allure Media in 2019, Matt was promoted into the native content team to ideate, execute and manage editorial campaigns across the wider Pedestrian Group, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Business Insider and POPSUGAR Australia. He's also started working on his first screenplay.